CHANNEL 4’s Jon Snow was blasted as “tasteless” last night after he suggested there should be a second Brexit vote as so many people have died since 2016.
The host sparked fury after he asked Labour MPs whether Britain should have another say because more young people want to Remain in the EU.
Speaking on the second day of Labour’s annual conference in Brighton he said: “It’s a tasteless question but the truth is there are quite a lot of people who have died since the last referendum, we don’t know how they voted but a good number of older people did vote to leave.
“A good number of young people now who are on the register now want to stay.”
And he added: “You’re actually all hung by the same problem which is that the referendum was far too close for comfort.”
He went on to suggest his question was tasteless.
But MP Alison McGovern – who wants a second referendum – attacked his questioning.
She said: “It is a tasteless question, if you don’t mind me agreeing.
“What matters to people is what they know about Brexit now, not what they knew in 2017.”
And she added: “I don’t see why more democracy is bad for democracy. The referendum was some time ago, what’s wrong with giving the public the final say?”
And fellow MP Stephen Kinnock, who wants to leave with a deal, replied: “I think our country has been deeply radicalised and polarised by Brexit and another referendum will turbocharge those divisions, so I want to see compromise.”
He joked yesterday the party had more Brexit positions than the kama sutra – and said the new policy wouldn’t pass the doorstep test.
Yesterday Labour’s conference descended into scenes of chaos after they threw out a Remainer bid to back staying in the EU no matter what.
Delegates cheered and whooped as Mr Corbyn’s plan to stay neutral was passed.
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It means Labour will go into the next election with NO position on Brexit.
They will instead vow to hold a second referendum and then decide later on whether to campaign for or against their own deal.
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